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Ben Weinberger

Lawyer, Strategist, Technologist, Speaker, and Award-Winning Author

Location
London, United Kingdom
Industry
Legal Services
Current
  1. Phoenix Business Solutions
Previous
  1. International Legal Technology Association (ILTA),
  2. Bond Pearce LLP,
  3. Lathrop & Gage LLP
Education
  1. University of Michigan
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Phoenix Business Solutions

Phoenix Business Solutions

Chief Strategy Officer

– Present

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Background

Summary

Commercially-savvy board-level executive and qualified lawyer with extensive experience leading high-performing business units in large public and international private sector organizations. Proven track record of managing growth, brand positioning, organizational excellence, transformation, and development. Adept at guiding operational and business strategy development together to ensure alignment, taking a strategic approach to successful IT governance and risk management.

• Leadership of distributed, international technology organizations
• Delivery and Major Programmes
• Architecture (Systems, Network)
• Strategy formulation and implementation
• Commercial Management
• Operations Management
• Mergers, Acquisitions, and Disposals
• P & L management

Responsibility and leadership for: Health and Safety; Property Management; Fleet Management; Reprographics and Post Room; Reception; Catering; Technology Strategy; Technology Selection; Enterprise Architecture; Solution Architecture; Project Delivery; Capacity Planning and Forecasting; Consulting and Value Added services; Technology Program Management; Organizational Strategy & Operational Planning; Process Management and Continuous Improvement.

Experience

Chief Strategy Officer

Phoenix Business Solutions
– Present (1 year 3 months)London, United Kingdom

Emerging Technologies Peer Group Committee Member

International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
(1 year 6 months)

Director of IT and Facilities

Bond Pearce LLP
(1 year 9 months)Bristol, United Kingdom

CIO

Lathrop & Gage LLP
(3 years 3 months)

CIO and Director of IT

Ruden McClosky
(3 years 10 months)

Director of IT

Los Angeles City Attorney
(2 years)

Project Consultant

Chevron
(3 months)

Project Consultant

Jackson National Life
(4 months)

Project Analyst

The Walt Disney Company
(4 months)

Director

Barkley Solutions, London / Los Angeles
(3 years)

IT Manager

Claydon Heeley Jones Mason
(1 year)

Senior Technology Consultant

MMR UK Limited
(1 year)

Technology Consultant

Baker Robbins & Company
(1 year 8 months)

Legal Counsel

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
(3 years)

Law Clerk for The Honorable James B. Zagel

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
(1 year)

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Ben is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Ben cares about:

Organizations Ben supports:

Honors & Awards

ILTA 2014 Publication Award for Outstanding Vendor-Contributed Magazine Article

ILTA (International Legal Technology Association)

Recipient of ILTA’s 2014 Publication Award, honored as the author of “Outstanding Vendor-Contributed Magazine Article” for “The End of Ignorance: Lawyers Using Technology To Serve Clients and Stay Profitable,” which ran in the March 2014 issue of Peer to Peer. http://epubs.iltanet.org/i/271291/33

Best Legal Technology

Legal Week

Named Best Legal Technology across entire sector by Legal Week Magazine.
"The clear winner in this year’s survey of 51 firms, Bond Pearce gets so many firsts and other distinctions that it is impossible to mention them all. Its achievements range across the entire area of IT. The firm is a clear all-rounder." http://www.legalweek.com/digital_assets/6033/012-019_LW_0211.pdf

ILTA Distinguished Peer Award - Enterprise Content Management Champion

ILTA (International Legal Technology Association)

Awarded after successful completion of project to migrate entire firm from a legacy DMS to a more robust and modern matter-centric ECM (Enterprise Content Management) system that included the consolidation of ten geographically distinct content repositories plus numerous file shares and archive sources into a single database providing improved collaboration and workflow capabilities across the entire enterprise.

Publications

The End of Ignorance: Lawyers Using Technology to Serve Clients and Stay Profitable(Link)

ILTA Peer to Peer Magazine

A discussion of the current trends and technologies being leveraged in law firms to differentiate themselves and provide the most efficient and effective client service.

ISO 27001 Lessons Learned(Link)

ILTA Peer to Peer Magazine
September 2012

A case study of the first law firm in the UK to successfully implement ISO 27001 across the entire firm, for all processes and procedures, both physical and electronic assets.

Authors:

Legal IT Today(Link)

Legal IT Professionals
March 2013

The launch issue of Legal IT Today, the brand new magazine for the global legal IT community. Subscribe for free at www.legalittoday.com

Authors:

Skills

  • Mergers
  • P&L
  • Contract Negotiation
  • IT Strategy
  • Compliance
  • Change Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Growth...
  • Managing Business Growth
  • Strategy Development
  • Board Level
  • Business Transformation
  • Business Process...
  • Business Process
  • Strategic Visionary
  • Visionary
  • Collaboration
  • Strategy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Team Leadership
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Facilities Management
  • Consulting
  • Human Resources
  • Operations Management
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Professional Services
  • Outsourcing
  • Document Management
  • Policy
  • Litigation Support
  • Knowledge Management
  • Project Delivery
  • IT Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Networking
  • Corporate Law
  • Data Privacy
  • Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Strategic Planning
  • SharePoint
  • Infrastructure
  • Citrix
  • Integration
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • Process Improvement
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Education

The Second City

Miami Palmetto

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